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    The Omaha Daily Bee
For Nrhi-nska- Rain or mo.
For Iowa Snow
For weather report set" Pago 2.
Both Houiei tt Washington to Labor
at High Tension Until
Lorimer Tote and Senatorial Election
in the Senate.
Likely to Force. Senators to Act at
Early Date.
Will Prnbaltlr (, Ibronk l.nittr
llnt anal aenate Mn Pass It n
I'rrtrat Ultra Kesaloa and
Tariff Revision.
WASHINGTON. Fib. . Congress
worked under IiIrIi during Ilia latl
wk and the prospect for (he remainder
rf the session do not promise many day
l-arrep of exrlleineni. The congestion Is
such thai appioptiailon bills are In noma j
t'anger. bin member of exK"ilenci recall .
conditions rqualO ' bad which were met
without Hie necessity of extra sessions.
The real difficulty In both branches I
ffcnw to be thai numerous mat I era of a
political or partisin nature are being
Infused for consideration before the close'
of the congress on March 4. and It I real
ised that many of there must fail through
lack of time. The Inevitable result Is to
make members Irtjisble over delays and :
not Infrequently the time-honored ami j
ti.uch-vaiinted rour mj between ructions j
la congre ss has been depressed to ;
the imhtt nf pnmnltfti rilsnnnrarance. '
Most of the measures of an inflammable
character are pending 'n the senate, and
chief among them are the Lorlmcr case
and the resolution looking to the election
of senators by direct vote of the people.
The latter, as Hie result of a persistent
flKbt made by Senator Uurah, who re
ported lha decision from the Judiciary
rummlttea under circumstances which as
sured a contest, was advanced last week j
t the position of the unfinished business, j
Poshing Direct ote Bill.
Senator Borah la determined that there I
Shalt be a vote on bis resolution In time
to obtain consideration by the house. He
will urge senator who oppose It to make
their esrly In the week. After
waiting what ho believes to be a reason
ble time, ha says ha will Insist upon con
tinuous consideration until a vote Is had.
1 ha Indications are that he has sufficient
votes to carry out this program.
Tha situation Is extremely Interesting. -A
large' majority of the republlcane Is op
jod lo the resolution, but the progressive
republicans and the democrats control th
situation by two or three votes. Several
efforts were made by Senator Borah to
haa a "ay fixd in which to take a vota,
but unanimous convent thus far has been
iafusf.a.ensitur,.Jtlvyburn, the colleague
of Mr. Borah, remarked dryly one day
that) he thought he would be ready to give
such", consent on March 4. w hich, of course,
mean that he would oppose tha resolution
to the end.
Una senator could prevent a vote on the
resolution so long as he haa strength to
occupy the floor and three aenatora could
conduct a successful filibuster for a week.
Half a dozen determined membera prob
ably could hold the fort for the rest of
the session without any difficulty what
ever. Jt Is unlikely, however, that meas
ures so extreme will be taken.
Hale Admits Mtaatlon.
When Mr. Borah, on a roll call, pre
vented an executive session on Friday In
order to carry on the fight which gave
his resolution preference rights, Mr. Hale
acknowledged that Mr. Borah "had the
votes." The Inference was that the veteran
republican leader would be willing to per
mit the resolution to come to a vote.
If the resolution passes the senate It la
not known what Its fate will be In the
house. Ordinarily a measure which had
to do only with tha manner In which mem
bera of the aenate were elected would And
ready acquiescence In the house. Thla
resolution, however. Will encounter a
crowded canendar and parhapa an unwill
ingness on the part of members to give
time to a measure In which they have so
little concern.
The situation has changed somewhat In
respect to the Ixirlmer case. It now looka
aa If there may be a vota during the
present session. Senator Burrowa, chair
man of the oo remittee on privileges and
elections, haa promised It, and there are
others who favor Senator Iorlmer who
deny that there Is any plan to filibuster
against such a vote. As this matter Is
entirely In the hands of the aenate and
requires no action by the house, any day
before March 4 will be sufficient tor the
recording of the senate's decision aa to
whether Senator Llrlmer Is to continue as
a member of the body.
Fair lleartags Glvea.
legislation to put Into force the Canadian
reciprocity agreement probably will be ad
vanced during the present week. Many ap
plications were received by the ways and
nieana committee for hearings, but such
hearings aa are granted probably will be
disposed of by Thursday. Tha McCall bill
on tha subject may be reported out of the
commlttte on the following day and a rule
to permit consideration of the measure
without amendment will be brought In with
little delay.
Many of those who oppose the reciprocity
sgreetiien in the house concede that It will
jtase. but the situation In the senate Is not
ao favorable. Tha upper house would not
V likely to permit the passage of a meas
ure of so much Importance until oppor
tunity was had lor full debate. There will
be no chance for such debcte thla session.
W'sst Na Rslrn Session.
Senate leaders, howevui, are extremely
anxious that there shall be no extra ses
sion. Some of them fear that the calling
it congress after Mutch 4 would arouse
sentiment throughout the country In favor
of a general revision of the tariff. These
republican leaders say that the temper of
the country at the present time Is such
that a tariff revision evasion might menace
the principle of protection. Whether this
fear will weigh heavily enough to
the senate to act upon the reciprocity
agreement Is doubtful.
Mull ul the demuciaia of the house are
believed to be la favor of the Canadian
agreement. J.ut to determine this question
absoluuiv a caucua lias been culled for to
.mono night to frame a party policy with
lesln-it to the question
Many lniHrtt.l measures are pending in
' ' VuUuu4 VU evolld i'ag
:, ogressive League
''-. nds Many Appeals
On Direct Vote Bill
Gt ' '-
V '
and Legislator of Various
Vrjjed to Instruct on
fending Measure.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 5 -The recently
organlr.ed National Progressive Republican
league, through Senator Jonathan Bourne.
Jr.. of Oregon, president of the league,
sent telegrams to the goernors and legis
latures of various states today asking them
to bring Influence to bear on their re
spective senators In favor of the Joint res
olution providing for the election of sena
tcrs by direct vote.
The telegram Is as follows:
"The Joint resolution proposing an
amendment to the constitution providing
for the election of I'nlted States senators
by direct vote will be acted upon by the
I'nlted Mat" senate within a few daya.
It Is not certain that It will receive the
necessary two-thirds vote, tt Is certain
that ?0 per cent of the people are in favor
of It. Will the senate represent public
sentiment upon this question? Do you
know how your senators stand? If their
position Is In doubt, wire and write them.
Bring the force of public opinion to bear
upon them. it Is a critical time. Your
Influence may determine the result. Wire
them today."
Dix Wanted Neither
Sheehan Nor Shepard
Governor Told Murphy He Believed
Both Candidates Should With
draw Before Caucus.
A Ml A NY. N. Y., Teh. 5. Before the dem
ocratic caucus selected William F. Sheehan
aa a candidate for I'nlted States senator,
Governor Dix told Charles F. Murphy, the
Tammany leader, that he believed both Mr.
Sheehan and Edward M. Shepard should
withdraw, according to a statement tonight
by Dr. Minor McDanicls. an assemblyman
from Tompkins county and one of the In
surgents. Mr. Murphy. Mr. Mi Daniels said, told the
governor he would ask Mr. Sheehan to
withdraw if the governor could bring about
the withdrawal of Shepard. A few days
later Murphy was told by Governor Dix
that Shepard had declined to withdraw.
The organisation then decided to name
Governor Dlx tonight declined to affirm
or deny the story. "I have no comment
to make," was all he would say.
Dr. McDanlela said he had an Interview
with Murphy laat night. In which tha Tam
many leader told him of the talk with Gov
ernor Dix.
Murphy, It la said, told Dr. McDanlela
that he believed the Insurgenta had suffi
ciently demonstrated to their conntltuenta
their opposition to Sheehan and that In the
interest of party harmony they ahould now
support tha caucua candidate. '
The third week of the deadlock ended to
day with no apparent prospvet of a break.
Sixteen Joint ballots have been, taken. .
Stock Rustler Landed
in the Penitentiary
John Piper, Arrested at Winner, S. D.,
Pleads Guilty, but Refuses to
Name Accomplices. r
SIOUX FALLS. 8. D., Feb. B.-(Speclal.
The latest prisoner to be lodged In the
Sioux Falls penitentiary is John Piper of
Winner, Tripp county, who entered a plea
of guilty and will serve a term of two
years. Piper was arrested several weeks
ago, as stated In these dlspatchea at the
time, by the Lyman county authorities
Just after he had been arrested on the
charge of "rustling" by the authorities of
Tripp county and had furnished bonds for
his appearance there He also was charged
with atook "rustling" In Lyman county,
and It was thla charge to which he pleaded
guilty and will serve the sentence atated.
That Piper la only one of a band of
"rustlers" who are operating In Lyman,
Trlpp and Gregory oounttea la Indicated by
a remark he made to Sheriff Borrherdlng
of Lyman county a short time before being
brought to Sioux Falls., He practically ad
mitted to the aherlff that othera were Im
plicated with him In the wholesale "rust
ling." but added:
"Before I will tell you who they are I
will go to Jail for a thousand years."
Notwithstanding hla refusal to confess
and furnish the names of hla accomplices
It Is understood that the authorities of
Lyman and Trlpp counties have secured a
clew to the Identity of some of the "men
higher up." whose tool Piper appears to
have been, and that Other arrests will be
made lo the near future.
Missouri's Capital
Burning to Ground
Lightning Strikes Cupola of Structure
at Jefferson City and Building
is Doomed.
JKFKKKSON CITY. Mo.. Feb. 5 -Lightning
struck the cupola of the state capltol
building here at 7:15 o'clock today and the
structure Is burning rapidly. At 8:30 the
building seemed doomed.
New York Club
Voting in
NEW YORK, Feb. a. (Special Telegram.
In examining the ballots cat by the
New York City Federation of Women's
clubs, which elected Mrs. William Grant
Bown as president. It was discovered today
that out of a iiosalble '2l votes there were
cast for some officers aa many aa alxty
blanks and fifty-nine voted ballots void,
or 11 that were not worth the paper they
were on. Had the club women not been
so anxious to anticipate a suffrage amend
ment In New York state, the chances are
that a few of the mishaps at the Hotel
Astor. where the election waa held, might
have been averted.
The "federation" l as been political from
Its birth. The activities of the Tanuuany
tiger when latslilim f hU tall hae been
mild In comparison, ll started out to vote
'"uM like a man'' with a IT.-shlent of the
board uf tlr.ti"iis aud a ballot tailored
Answer to Bill of George W. Glover
Made by Friends of the
Will Broad Enough to Escape New
Hampshire La,w.
Allegation it is Generally for Denom
inationa Plurposes.
Assertion Made if Resldsjarr Bequest
Void. It Wsali Not io lo the
Helra-at-Law cf Mrs.
CONCORD. N. H.. Feb. 6 An answer to
the bill In equity by which George W.
Glover of Lead. S. D., aeeka to have the
residuary bequest In the will of his mother,
the late Mary Baker Eddy, founder of
Christian Science, declared invalid, was
filed In the superior court late Saturday
night by counsel for the executor of the
will. Henry M. Baker of Bow, N. H.. and
for the trustees. Adam S. Dickey. Archl- j
bald McLellan. Joslah E. Fernald. Stephen
A. Chase. Allison V. Stewart and John V,
Dittemore, all of whom are named as
defendants In the original bill.
The answer disputes the claim of the
petitioner In the bill In equity that the
statutes of New Hampshire and Massa
chusetts prevent the F.rst Church of Christ.
Scientist, In Boston, from legally receiving
the residuary bequest.
While the statutes In question limit the
amount of a bequest to any one church
the defendants aver that the bequest of
Mrs. Eddy Is Intended "for denominational
or other uses which are not confined to
one church."
Tho defendants deny that there Is no
regular system of educational and char
itable work connected with the mother
church and say that, "on the contrary,
the fundamental' purpose for, which the
church waa established and exists,
namely, the promotion of the doctrines of
Christian science, la essentially charitable,
the objects sought to be furthered by such
promotion being the furtherance and
spreading of religion, the spiritual educa
tion of mankind and the relief and over
coming of sin, suffering, disease and dis
tress." Another principal argument set forth la
that George W. Glover haa released all
claims aa an heir to tha estate of his
mother and has bound hlmaelf never to
contest 'or question any disposition of
property which ahe might make, and there
fore doea not occupy any poatlon of trust
entitling him to the direction and guid
ance of the court In the performance of
fiduciary duties for which he haa asked.
It waa further declared that the bringing
of the bill In equity l a, "flagrant breach
of faith" on the part of tha plaintiff.
Resldaarr Be.nesi to ksrek.
Even If the residuary bequest were void,
saya the answer. In effect, tt would not go
to the heirs at law of Mrs. Eddy as in
testate property, but would pass to the
church in trust for the execution of her
final and paramount purpose and extending
the releglon of Christian Science aa taught
by her.
Hence. It la argued, the plaintiff, George
W. Glover, haa no Interest In Mrs. Eddy's j
estate, or. In the effect of the statutes, upon
the residuary bequest.
The defendants ask that the present bill
be dismissed and that Glover and his man
aging attorney be enjoined and commanded
by the court not to bring, prosecute or
maintain any other proceeding In any ccirt
relating to an alleged claim of Interest as i
an heir at law In Mary Baker Eddy'
Creighton Founders'
Day Observed Tuesday-
Banquet Will Be Held at Hotel Rome
in Honor of Edward and Count
J. A, Creighton.
Founders' day will be observed by Creigh
ton university this year with a banquet
at the Hotel Rome, February 7, In honor
of Edward and Count John A. Creighton.
Governor Chester H. Aldrlcn will be pres
ent as guest of honor, and the principal
address will be delivered by W. D. Oldham
of Kearney. Mr. Oldham will take for hla
subject. "The Call of the West."
There will be 200 men in attendance, rep
reaenting the combintd faculties of the de
partments of arts. law. medicine, dentistry
and pharmacy, as well as a large number
of men prominent In political, commercial
and educational circles. An elaborate ten-
course banquet will be served, and at Its I
conclusion Trof. Charles F. Crowley, head 1
of the university chemical department and j
gas commissioner of Omaha, will Introduce
Governor Aldrich and Mr. Oldham. i
Kartsqiuke skork Iteeorded.
CLEVELAND. O.. Feb. 6 -The seismo
graph at St." Ignatius college recorded an
earthquake last night, commencing at 10:rr
p. m. and ending at IMS. Father Oden- j
bach, the university astronomer, slated j
that possibly California was the scene of
the tremors. I
Women Botch
City Federation
after the regular municipal output. Some
one In trie excitement, however, forgot to
older the printer to put In the ring wherein
the cross of the voter records his choice.
This slight lapse, coupied with the Innum
erable Independents whoae names appeared
either In print or were whispered In willing
ears in the corridor, accomplished Its fell
Women did their beat to cancel social
debts by writing In or crossing up
a laudtdate, but the lallot proved their
The testimony of the inspectors that In
structions were freely given to those In
doubt only added horrible proof of the In
ability of the fen, mine tu make her mark.
The voting lasted ten Some of the
landldat.'a anl delegates ula displeased
with the voting It was darned that In
Ik. niakejp of the ballots fraud waa prac-Wievk.
From the
Minneapolis Journal.
Next Speaker of House Declares He is
Aeroplanea and Other Modern Inven
tions Form Vehicle art Pragrras
In Varied Ways Maaees af
People Wik4nic l'. -
SPRINGFIELD. Maas., Feb. 8.-8aying he
is an optimist and believes the world Is
growing better. Representative Champ
Clark of Missouri, speaker-elect of the
next national house of representatives, de
livered a message of "hope and courage" In
an address today before the Toung Meh's
Christian association here.
Mr. Clark contended It was better to look
upon the bright side of thlnga than upon
the dark, and that a "Jubilate la more pleas
ing music than a miserere." If the world
were not growing better, he said, then the
school system which America boasts and
which costs so much was an Ignominious
failure and all religion was a failure, and
he did not believe either to be true.
Why so many good people believe the
world Is growing worse was explained by
Mr. Clark as a matter of evolution of
communication: that nowadays any place
on earth la In reach of the telephune or
telejraph and a man may do a thousand
things and never get hla name in the news
papers, but the first time ha does a bad
thing "In tt goes."
Mr. Clark said that when he went to
Missouri thirty-five years ago the average
number of 'homicides In Tike county was
between four and five a year and now they
averaged less than one. That, he believed,
was measurably true of every other county
In tha country.
How World Progreaaea,
"Somebody once said," continued Mr.
Clark, "that after all, we are simply
veneered savages. I neither affirm nor
deny that proposition. I'p to ten or fifteen
years ago a prize fight could be pulled off
in any state with absolute Impunity. Now
there Is not a single state In which It Is
not a penitentiary offense. Up to compara
tively recent years a duel could be fought
in any state without any fear of serious
consequences. Now there is no state In
which It Is not a felony. A man who would
have anything to do with a duel in Mis
suurl is a stark Idot. It Is a murder In
the first degree to kill a man In a duel
there and a penitentiary offense to -fight a
duel; a felony to agree In Mlusourl to go
out of the state to fight a duel.
Work of Aeroplaue.
"Thanka be to Almighty God, wars are
becoming rarer and rarer. One thing which
the flying machine will pU'compllsh will be
to put an end forever and forever to all
wai. lotteries have been stopped. Insti
tutions for preservation of morals, relief of
human sufferings, for perpetuity of our
Institutions are springing up on every hand.
"The Idea of reformation of criminals
rather than their punishment Is taking a
deep hold on the minds of men. There Is
more money today devoted to charily p-r
capita than ever before. Controversial
ivliglon has passed and practical religion
la at hand. The masses of the people are
waking up to the fai t that politics should
be. puiifled. demanding primary plections.
senatorial elections by populur vole and
other important n forms
"Of couree we have not attained the This mighty republic la built
not for a day but for all time, one and
indivisible, destined under God to a the
dominating Influent c throughout the world
in all the cenluiles Set lo be."
Ural F.atale Men Flrrt.
RAPID CITY. 6 D.. Feb. f,-, Special
Telegram. I The Rapid City Real Kstate
Dealerr' association here today elected of
ficers ax follows: D. C. Uitker, president ;
D. B. Ingiani. vice president; Carlysle E.
Farley, secreiarv; D. H. Ingram. Carlysle
V.. Farlev T. W. Brown. Arthur lrson,
llowaid Radcliffe. Fred McCay, delegates
to S'lUtli Dakota Kcal Estate Ivalers' as
sociation at iicirs itbiuary 7 and S.
Move Up !
No Yellow lever
On Board Gunboat,
Say the Officials
Joseph Y. Porter, Superintendent of
State Board of Health, Gives
Marietta Clean Bill.
BOAT MARIETTA, by Wireless, Via Key
West, Fla-. Feb. 6. That there la no yel
low fever aboard thla gunboat was as
serted positively today by Joseph Y. Por
ter, superintendent of the State Board of
Health and port quarantine officer at Key
West, who visited the ship this morning
and made a careful diagnosis of the sus
pected cases.
The quarantine officer assured Captain
Cooper that the auspected cases were ma
larial fever only, and after an examination
iof the fever chart of Coxswain J. II. Minor,
who died aboard the ahip last Sunday at
Puerto Cortex, stated that, while the eliart
waa typical of yellow fever, the case could
have been other fever.
Dr. Porter Informed Commander Cooper
that he could haul down the quarantine
flag and anchor at Key West. The ship'
officers, he added, might go ashore. The
ship still la In quarantine, however. Many
bluejackets have received wireless mes
sages from anxloua relatives and Cam
mander Cooper has permitted them to send
wireless replies to their homes assuring
parents and frlenda that there la no dan
ger. South Dakota at the
National Corn Show
John P. Thompson of Elk Point Wins
Sweepstakes Prize for the
Northern Zone.
MITCHELL, S. D., Feb. 5 (Special
South Dakota fared well at the National
Corn S'iow in Columbus, according to the
reports received. The winning corn of the
South Dakota show was sent to Columbus
for a state exhibit. John P. Thompson
of Elk Point was awarded the sweenstakes
prixe for the best ten ears of yellow corn
for the northern sone. which comprises
the states of North and South Dakota,
Minnesota, Wisconsin and Montana. 10. P.
Sand of this city was awarded the first
prize on ten ears of mixed corn for the
northern zone. G. W. Dunmire of Scotland
was awarded the second premium In n
class open to the world on timothy seed
Thtse winnings will add to the standing
already secured by the state in its grain
Uncle Sam's Aeroplanes
Scout Along Mexican Line
WASHINGTON. Feb. 5. (Special Tele
gram I Geneial l-eonard ' Wood, In com
mand of the I'nlted States army; Geneial
James Allen, chief of the t-lgnal corps, and
Coinuaodoie John B. Ryan of the Trilled
States aerial reserves are perfecting plans
to mobilize the active tnemheis of the aerial
reserves on the Mexican border. Six aero
planes, under command of the best known
aviators in America, will be engaged ac
tlveK aa scouts In preserving the neutrality
of the I'nited Stales before the end of this
week. probabl.
This will be the first time that fl nig
machines hav been used In atiual war
fare, and all the rrut isiwers of the world
will watch the experiment.
The Immediate future of the aeroplanes
for military piirsiaes utpends upon the re
sults obtained on the Mxi an larder.
There are massed along I lie Mexican
border si Ihls time twenlv-two lnx,.s of
lotted sUalcs vat air), conn" i-ung l.i
Rebels Force Federals to Retreat
Toward City.
fi amber of Federals Desert and
Colonel Robs ao Is Itelnai I'nr
ased rT Orosco and Hla
- ' X- ' - Men. ' ' ' "
' Bl I.I.ETI.
EL PAfOTex.. Feb. 6. Colonel Rabago
and his forces escaped from Orozco late
this afternoon. They are now said to bo
coming in the direction of Juarez, with
Orozco and his men close behind them.
EL PASO. Tex., Feb. B.-A. R. Coleman,
correspondent for the El Paso Herald, ar
rived today from the battlefield south of
Juarez and reported that the federal troops
had not yet been defeated by the rebels
at 9 o'clock. Colonel Robago's troops were
entrenched and holding their train against
the rebel fire.
Many men have been killed In the battle
and several federals are said to have
Mall advices from Chihuahua to the
Herald today say that a special train has
arrived there from the northeast bringing
many wounded from the vicinity of
Coyome, Chihuahua, where the rebels de
feated the federals and killed 107. The
correspondent Bays the death list la con
firmed by several mining men, all of whom
report the people In that region are out
of supplies and almost starving. One man
says he saw nineteen federals wounded
guarded by soldiers and that he saw also
a wagon load of uniforms taken from
federal dead.
ftllbert Thoraon.
SIOCX FALLS. S. D Feb. 5 -(Speclal.)-Dcath
came suddenly to Gilbert Thoraon. a
pioneer resident of Sanborn county, who
for many years had lived on a farm near
Ietcher. Ho had not been In good health
fo. some time, having had. trouble with his
heart, but was accustomed to do light work
about the place. Death came while he and
a soi were engaged In building a new
pigeon house. Intending lo rest for a few
moments he tt down on a keg. and al
most Immediately fell to the ground dead.
Dr. W. I., lion man.
STANTON. Neb., Feb. 6.-1 Special.)-! r.
W. L. Bowman a pioneer physician of thla
county, pasaed away from this earth Sat
urday morning at 1 o'clock. He reached
the age of & years and several months.
He had been ill for some time. All of his
?hlldren were at his beiUide, including his
vife. who is also evry feeble.
troopers. Commander ll.van is in Wash
ington to arrange the ic.ohili.allcn with
1 Generals Wood and Allen. The I'nlted
j States government :m negotiating with
: Curtlss to take coimuand of lis aeronautic
I experiments. The teal scouis will be tin
: I'nlted Stutea army officers, who will go
i aloft in the aeroplanes as passengers lo
'make observations, ll will be their dut
to piixcnt Mexican troops or insui recti
j from seeking refuse within the bnrd t.
j of the I'niled Stales.
; The at ruplane. slatotxd fifiy nibs oi
! more apait, will make wide, sweeping
pal tola i.wr all the territory to winch
! Ihi y arc assianed. uv iimifineut of
large hudi- s which camioi be Id. nlifiej
; will be simiallrd hv wirclcs or otherwise
to the cavalry tronis, which will he ready
, to set out In pui hu;i .
! It In regarded as , rotial'le leu during
Ihl. s' i ice 'li' a'- opianr Wi'l be end-.-:
fire. II will be the firi.1 actual ici of the
ab'lity of an air ciufi tu avoid bullets.
Rain and Snow Over Valley ol
Mississippi and Missouri More
Brewing in West.
Precipitation Strengthens Agricul
tural Frospccts of Section.
Trains Late Many Hours and Plows
Are Ordered Out.
Wind lllah several Honrs, bnt Mtftt
nfferlnar la InonrreH Street
tars Operate I siler Diffi
culties. WI1TRE1 rsCDICTTOir.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 5 -The coming
week w ill be marked by a series of well
defined storm areas passing eastwsrd
across the I'nlted States from tha Pa
cific ocean. In consequence of which
periods' of fair and foul weather will
follow In quick sin cession, according tf
tho weekly forecast of the weather
The first of these disturbances Is now
over the eastern slope of the Rocky
mountains, whence It will move east
ward, attended by fains In southern,
rains or snow in middle and snows In
northern districts east of the Mississippi
river, anil reach the Atlantic states
Monday night or Tuesday.
Another disturbance will appear on
the Pacific coast Monday, across the
middle west Wednesday or Thursday
and the eastern states Thursday or
The third disturbance of tho week will
roach the Pacific coast by Wednesday
or Thursday and prevail over the middle
west the last of the week. Marked
variations In temperature will occur
during the week In 'practically all dis
tricts eant of the Rocky mountains.
Precipitation In rain, snow and sleet
amounting to nearly an Inch of water fell
over the Missouri and Mississippi river val
leys yesterday. The, storm began soon
after midnight Saturday and continued In
varying fits of Intensity until after dark
ness cam last night. Temperatures ranged
In a narrow scale about the freexlng point,
never becoming severe. Through the first
six hours of the storm a rather high wind
Traffic In the three el'le- of Omaha. Soui
Omaha and Council Bluffs was affected by
the storm. The street cais s.ere somewhat
delayed, but service was maintained with
little change In schedules.
Hallway service generally was affected
over a wide territory. Delays, rather than
cancellation of service- ui common.
Helps Crop Prospects. .
Vast benefit to the agricultural prospects
of the west haa accrued from tha precipita
tion. The peculiar condition of tha aoll
gave the snow a double value. The winter
mellowed fields exposed a surface porous
and almost dusty dry. Moisture began to
soak Into the soli as It fell and but little
will escape Into the streams. A great sup
ply will thua be stored for the nourishment
of the crops of the coming season.
The storm swept Omaha with an easterly
wind. With a lower temperature It would
have become a blizzard. The general nature
of the storm Is Indicated In the reports re
ceived at the office of the weather bureau
In Omaha. Yesterday morning snow was
reported falling at North Platte, Valentine.
Neb.; Sheridan, Wyo. : Bloux City and Des
Moines, la.; Rapid City and Huron, 8. D.
Trains from tha west arrived In Omaha
last night one to four houra late. The
Oregon and Washington limited of tha
I'nlon Pacific, due at 8 o'clock, ran Into
the storm between Omaha and the eastern
border line of Colorado and did not arrive
until 11.05 a. m. Trainmen on the North
western line reported heavy snows In north
ern Nebraska. Near Sioux City snow
plows were sent out on most of tha roads
to clear the tracks In many places four
teen Inches of snow waa on tha ground
last night, with snow Htlll falling.
The railroads did not suffer from the
storm yesterday as they did from that a
month ago, owing to the fact that the wind
was much less violent.
(esrral Ortr Iowa. Too.
Railroad reports from all over Iowa yes
terday Indicated that practically the same
storm conditions existed as prevailed here.
A good shower of rain dampened the dust
that had accumulated on top of the frozen
earth and made a firm foundation for the
For the purpose, perhaps, of awakening
the superstitious groundhog, there were a
number of sharp claps of thunder over
Council Bluffs In the afternoon. The ex
cessively drv cond'tlon of the soil In the
vicinity of Council Rluffs has caused thou
sands of wells to fall and their owners
have seized upon the opportunity lo sink
them deepen
Street car traffic was jtomewhut Inter
rupted during the dav by the storm and
j the entire complement of sweepers had to
! be lironirhl Into use. The snow was so
jwet and heavy that It clung to the pave
ment and re'iuiied many trips to move It.
I"- on the trolley wires made brilliant
'leotric pyroteih ics whenever a car pasted.
l.arry Meliols, W bo Waa aaaht br
I lave-In at l.eau. S. ., (inly
I MUhlly Hurt.
LEAD, fl D. Feb. J.-Tbls in.nning
Larry Nichols, a miner who was Imprisoned
in the lloinestaUe workings by last night s
caveln. w hich klllnl Shift Boss Joe Thomas,
was dug out and removed to the hospital.
He Is not herlously Injured. Seven oiher
Imprisoned numus made their escape
through otlur workings and reached the
aiirface. The men were filling In an old
caved slope when the ground gave way.
Monarch Mine Fire I ndrr Control.
SHERIDAN, Wyo.. 1 b 3.- i Special
The fire in lie mines of the Wyoming Coal
coiri,H ..v at .Monarch Is now under control
ulii) It in ixpeclei the millers Will lie able
to return to crk in a few dav The e
phivioit was cauued ty drilling through tee
walls mlo an old abandoned woii trig in
w'nhh g.i-i li.i'l accumulated. This ignited
ga h, o.ber rooms and cmrie aud soon
lb, worUng" win mu i ef smoit.-.
Twii'v nine miners h,i a miraculous
i diaih..